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Dreams of the Magus: Where Angels Fear to Tread

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A book by G. Peter Madstone

Dare to live a life that only you can live. What if one day you suddenly woke up knowing that your whole life has been just a dream? What would you do? Where would you go? Only fools rush in where angels fear to tread, and only you can command the dream … see full wiki

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Author: G. Peter Madstone
Publisher: CreateSpace
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Hypnotic meditations on the path(s)

  • Mar 1, 2010
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+5
Being an author who designed my own book, the first thing I notice about a book are the design elements, like spacing, font choice, margins, page size and the like. This book is unusual. The book uses a modern-family font with extra spacing between lines and paragraphs, and generally usable margins. The design stands out as breaking just about all the main rules of book design. If any other book were to be designed in this way, it would come across as awkward and not well designed. Yet this one succeeds in breaking these rules in useful ways to reinforce the feel of the book itself.

The book is best described as a series of 22 meditations (on the tarot cards, paths, or such). If you try to read the book with a focused mind or too quickly, it will immediately lose its charm. Instead it is a book to be read slowly, at an almost hypnotic rate, allowing the words to come at a far slower rate than speech. Read in this way, the book is a useful and insightful set of these meditations (or as the author calls them, dreams). The unusual formatting choices help put the reader into the right state.

The book is thus a gateway to the Arcana. One can see the influence of the Golden Dawn, of A. O. Spare, and many others in it. Those who are interested in the Western Mystery Tradition should definitely have it in their libraries.

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